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Who Is Sumit Antil, Asian Para Games 2023 Gold Medalist And World Record Holder?

India's Sumit Antil created history when he bagged a gold at the Asian Para Games 2023 in Hangzhou on Wednesday, October 25, 2023.

India's Sumit Antil
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Just like Neeraj Chopra did it in the Asian Games 2023, India's Sumit Antil mirrored the feats of javelin star by clinching gold with a remarkable throw of 73.29 meters. With this throw, Sumit also set a new World and Para Asian and Games records. Another Para Javelin star, Pushpendra Singh, clinched bronze with a strong throw of 62.06. (Medal Tally | Full Coverage | Sports News)

So, who is Sumit Antil?
Born in Sonipat, Haryana, Sumit used to be a wrestler before an accident in 2015 changed his life completely. His father was in the Indian Air Force, and so, Sumit had to be carried to the Army Hospital where the doctors had to amputate his leg below the knee.

Post the accident, Sumit left his dream of wrestling and in July 2017, a para-athlete named Rajkumar told him about Para Games that changed his life forever.

Early days was a challenge for Sumit but with the support of his family and friends, he kept the focus on improving day by day.

His feats included a gold medal at the Tokyo Paralympics, Silver at the World Para Athletics Grand Prix 2019, Silver medal at the Paris Open Handisport 2019 and another silver at the World Para Athletics Championship in Dubai.

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